Giant Robot Podcast: Luke Rook the Apprentice Toy Maker

Luke Rook has always been a friend to Giant Robot. He began his recent career in toys by opening Lulubell Toy Bodega in Arizona and soon moved to Japan where his career turned. From being a “toy buyer” he’s now a toy maker. In this podcast, Luke Rook explains some of the mysteries of the Japanese toy making scene. In a matter of a few years after moving, he’s unlocked the “system” of striking up vinyl figures from serious mom and pops factories. One of the greatest facets of Luke is his sheer honesty and frankness which is shaping a new sub genre of “kaiju”. He still calls himself an apprentice, but that’ll change soon enough. Here’s a link to the podcast.

 

 

2 Comments

  1. 18 May 12, 11:08am

    [...] PODCAST: LUKE ROOK THE APPRENTICE TOY MAKER [...]

  2. Rob
    24 May 12, 1:17am

    What an awesome interview. I’m not big into GS but I really appreciate Luke’s POV and position in the toy game. Thanks for posting this, great stuff.

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